Ethnohistory

Branch of social anthropology that studies the culture history of specific peoples using historic oral, pictorial, and textual documents as the major research sources. Refers also to the study of a people's own telling and interpretation of its history.

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Go Historic ID
30042
Names
ethnohistory
ethnohistorical
anthropology, historical
culture history
ethnology, historical
historical anthropology
historical ethnology
history, culture
etnohistorie Dutch
etnohistoria Spanish

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Branch of social anthropology that studies the culture history of specific peoples using historic oral, pictorial, and textual documents as the major research sources. Refers also to the study of a people's own telling and interpretation of its history.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300263348. The J. Paul Getty Trust.